English 341: It’s Like This

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Anya’s Ghost

Anya’s Ghost


I actually enjoyed this graphic novel! It’s different than what I am used to reading but it quickly got my attention with the choice of color and characters (which are dark purples and black). I think the reader can see Anya grow as a person who slowly begins to accept who she is and where she comes from. The details in the pictures allow the reader to interpret the situation and give a better understanding to what is going on. It captures a young girl who struggles with being accepted, accepting her self, and slowly figuring out her morals. Overall, every reader will have a different experience, but I found it interesting. It made me laugh, cringe, and question. While not everyone appreciates the ending, I found it appropriate, it was realistic. Yes, this novel may not seem the most “appropriate” to some, but it really depends on your perspective. It may not cover every point a reader wants but it’s because the content is so relatable (minus the ghost to some).


One Reply to “Anya’s Ghost”

  1. In class when I heard people discussing this book I was already intrigued but you’re post made me more interested in it. Personally, I love books that teaches or sheds light on accepting yourself because I think so many women struggle with this on a daily basis in real life or sometimes it goes in waves but I feel it is a part of growing up. From your post I am now curious to read it and see how I would interpret it since you said that each reader understands it differently. It seems like you enjoyed it so I’m happy about that.

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